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Employee Reviews – Five Ways to Rekindle Relationships

March 20, 2015
Employee Reviews – Five Ways to Rekindle Relationships

Most employees are full of enthusiasm and passion when they begin a new job, however 85% of companies report a sharp decline in employee morale that continues to deteriorate according to a study of 1.2 million employees at Fortune 1000 companies. Instead of approaching employee reviews with contempt and dread, follow these five tips...
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Three Secrets to Achieving Success in Sales

March 6, 2015
Three Secrets to Achieving Success in Sales

Is there a secret to success? Yes, according to a recent Inc. article which explores the findings of several studies revealing how to achieve more success in life. While the principles could be applied to any aspect of a person’s life, this post focuses on how to achieve more success in sales. 1.     Keep...
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Set Your Worries Sailing – Live in Day Tight Compartments

February 25, 2015
Set Your Worries Sailing – Live in Day Tight Compartments

I write this post aboard a cruise ship merely minutes after disembarking and already the cruise director is imploring all guests to, “Leave their worries behind and have a FUN time!” This is easy to do while on vacation sailing the Caribbean seas, but challenging to do during our habitual professional and personal lives....
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Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

February 18, 2015
Unleash the Power of Persuasive Presentation

Effective presentation skills are critical for knowledge transfer, lecturing, sales, teaching, training and even personal activities such as serving on the board of a homeowner’s association. The power of a presentation is the key differentiator between success and failure when persuading colleagues, inspiring a team and/or presenting an idea to stakeholders. If you’re unsure...
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Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

February 13, 2015
Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Your Potential?

You’ve heard of the Dale Carnegie course, but should you take it? Many successful people—from Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Warren Buffet, attribute their success to the Effective Communications and Human Relations skills taught in this course. View more famous graduates. Here are five questions to ask yourself to determine if you should take the...
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Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

February 4, 2015
Communication—Empower Employees in Three Steps

If life is a song, the lyrics are communication. Here are three steps to significantly improve workplace communication and ultimately empower employees. 1.     Ensure Internal Information Is Accessible and Inspirational Despite today’s technologically utopian environment, information is often times poorly organized and/or unavailable to employees. This can be particularly frustrating for newer employees. If your...
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Four Steps to Revise and Conquer New Year’s Resolutions

January 21, 2015
Four Steps to Revise and Conquer New Year’s Resolutions

Lose weight; spend less money and more time with family; don’t text while driving, etc. More than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only 8% actually achieve them. If you set resolutions and are unsatisfied with your January results, shake it off and read on… Brief is Better- Many people set overzealous goals. For...
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Three Easy Steps to Disciplined Listening

July 2, 2012
Three Easy Steps to Disciplined Listening

Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principle #7 says to, “Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.” A business runs on information and there is no better way to learn what’s going on than to follow this principle. How we listen says volumes about our thoughts. If you struggle with listening attentively, you are not...
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Outsourcing Inspiration

June 8, 2012
Outsourcing Inspiration

The tumultuous economic environment of recent years has resulted in employees working longer hours, and in many cases, for less or equal amounts of pay. Some employees refrain from taking vacations because they fear that they will return far too behind than when they turned on their out of office reply.  In fact, the...
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Put the ‘I’ in INSPIRATION!

June 8, 2012
Put the ‘I’ in INSPIRATION!

It can be quite challenging to stay inspired during the lazy days of summer.  One never knows what the next source of inspiration, or its timing, will be. A study conducted by Business Link, the UK government’s online resources for small business, reported that 72% of respondents had a Eureka! moment while at work....
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